|Host country France|
Champions France (2nd title)
Fourth place Colombia
Dates 18 Jun 2003 – 29 Jun 2003
Best player Thierry Henry
|Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)|
Matches played 16
Top scorer Thierry Henry
|Champion France national football team|
Third place Turkey national football team
Similar 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
2003 fifa confederations cup
The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the sixth FIFA Confederations Cup, held in France in June 2003. France retained the title they had won in 2001, but the tournament was overshadowed by the death of Cameroon player Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of heart failure in his side's semi-final against Colombia. Foé's death united the France and Cameroon teams in the final match, which was played even though team players from both sides had explicitly stated that the match should not be played out of respect for Foé. France went on to win the trophy with a golden goal from Thierry Henry.
At the presentation of medals and trophies, two Cameroon players held a gigantic photo of Foé, and a runner-up medal was hung to the edge of the photo too. When French captain Marcel Desailly was presented with the Confederations Cup, he did not lift it up high, but held it in unison with Cameroon captain Rigobert Song. Foé finished third in media voting for player of the tournament and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Ball at its conclusion.
1Germany, the 2002 FIFA World Cup runners-up, declined to take part as did Italy, the UEFA Euro 2000 runners-up. So did Spain, who were ranked second in the FIFA World Rankings at the time. They were replaced by Turkey, who came third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Five bids came before the deadline at 1 May 2002. Australia, Portugal and the United States put in single bids, while South Africa–Egypt and France–Switzerland put in joint bids. The France–Switzerland bid never materialized.
The host was selected on 24 September 2002, during a meeting of FIFA's Executive Committee.
The matches were played in:
For a list of all squads that appeared in the tournament, see 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup squads.
Thierry Henry received the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 37 goals were scored by 22 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.